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Joined 03-14-08, id: 1524181, Profile Updated: 08-11-13
Author has written 39 stories for Pretender, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Lord of the Rings, and Nikita.

I'm just a bored grad student with a serious fanfic obsession. You can find all my "Pretender" stories archived at a wonderful site called "Missing Pieces."

Find me at http://pretendercentre.com/missingpieces/viewuser.php?uid=551

I've played a little in the Battlestar Galactica sandbox and written a fic here and there for other fandoms. These days, though, I write mostly Tolkien-based fic. My LotR fics are archived all over the place, but the most complete record (aside from this) is at "Stories of Arda."

Find me at http://www.storiesofarda.com/author.asp?AuthID=2618

I try to keep my LotR fics internally consistent, or nearly so. OC's introduced in one fic frequently return in another. I've now written several fics focusing on characters and events in Harad, all centered around Aragorn as "Dakheel"--"the stranger." On other archives, I've titled this series "A Stranger on the Sands." Listed chronologically, these stories are:

  1. Ransom
  2. To Save or to Salvage
  3. Strangers
  4. The Wizard and the Goatherd
  5. A Thousand Lutes

Note that this series is mildly AU; canonically, Aragorn entered Harad after the defeat of Umbar some time in 2980 of the Third Age (where "Ransom" starts). He had undisclosed adventures in Harad, escaped to Lothlorien by way of Mordor, and still had time to win Arwen's heart and get engaged by midsummer of that year. I wanted more time to play in this particular sandbox (and to develop the love story of Aragorn and Arwen, if I ever get around to that), so in my sub-universe, Aragorn leaves Harad about ten months after he enters it, spends the winter in Lothlorien, and seals his engagement at Cerin Amroth in Midsummer of 2981, rather than 2980.

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Fierce and a Little Ragged by EverleighBain reviews
In a crumbling village in the Northern wastes, the family of a missing Ranger waits in growing desperation for his return. Meanwhile, his Chieftain, recovering from wounds of his own, does a bit of patching up and holding together, and gives a Dúnedain youngster reason to hold on to hope a little while longer.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,113 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2014 - Aragorn - Complete
Its Own Reward by Eildon Rhymer reviews
Sometimes even a chieftain of the Dunedain can doubt his people's purpose; but hope and renewal can be found in the smallest, simplest of things.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,119 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Aragorn, Halbarad - Complete
Whispers by Chiiyo86 reviews
The only thing Sam wants is to hear his brother's voice one more time.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,030 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Sam W., Dean W. - Complete
A Disgrace to Gondor by lindahoyland reviews
Even when the battle is over, there is no respite for old soldiers.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,804 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/16/2010 - Aragorn, Ecthelion - Complete
Pale Faced Tark by Canafinwe reviews
In the deserts of Harad, an old man witnesses the torment of a stranger from the North.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,438 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/19/2009 - Published: 10/17/2009 - Aragorn - Complete
This Much, I Can Give by LFVoy reviews
Five times Laura Roslin saw something more to Tom Zarek, and the one time she returned the favor. Not a Roslin/Zarek pairing. Spoilers through 4x14 "Blood on the Scales."
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/24/2009 - L. Roslin, T. Zarek - Complete
The Quality of Mercy by Selena reviews
Four conversations Laura Roslin has in the four weeks before her death.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,925 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/4/2009 - L. Roslin, G. Baltar - Complete
To Find a Heart by cairistiona7 reviews
The birth of a Man plunges Elladan into a journey of anguish and joy. Features Elladan, Elrohir, Elrond, a very young Aragorn and a brand new King Elesser, and other canon characters. Rated for canon character death and battle scenes.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,400 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/26/2009 - Elrohir, Aragorn - Complete
A Prayer for Felix Gaeta by falafel-fiction reviews
The evening after the mutiny, Gaius Baltar sits down with his flock and turns on his wireless to broadcast to the ship. He attempts to fulfill Felix's last wishes and tell the people who he really was.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,760 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/12/2009 - Gaeta, G. Baltar - Complete
Aragorn's Average Adventure by Erestor reviews
A parody of Aragorn and Legolas friendship fics. Perhaps you have noticed a few recurring themes: the pain, the suffering, the angst? Here they all are, neatly condensed for your enjoyment. REVISED May '06.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,355 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/26/2004 - Aragorn, Legolas - Complete
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Sing of Goronthil's Mighty Feathers reviews
Early on during his time in Rohan, Aragorn wakes after a very memorable night that he can't quite remember. Even future kings aren't immune to the follies of youth.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,191 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Aragorn - Complete
Fool's Gold reviews
While Ecthelion prepares to preside over a season of festivities, Denethor reflects that all that glitters is not gold. Written for the December Teitho Challenge "Holidays."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,806 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2014 - Aragorn, Denethor - Complete
Shadows Lengthen Ere Close of Day reviews
Not everyone was ready to follow the Heir of Isildur to certain doom. On the road to the Black Gates, a common soldier wrestles with fear and struggles to decide where his loyalties lie.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,572 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
Little Disasters reviews
Aragorn's attempt to impress Arwen goes awry. Halbarad enjoys the result a little too much.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,578 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Aragorn, Halbarad - Complete
Fire in the Sky reviews
The Rangers enjoy Bilbo's party, though only from a distance.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,929 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2013 - Aragorn, Halbarad - Complete
Hunting Alone reviews
The age old story of a wolf, a man, and a mountain. Written for the Teitho Challenge "Mountains."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,372 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/16/2013 - Aragorn, Elrond - Complete
The More Things Change reviews
Aragorn has no idea how he woke up on a flooded hillside with a splitting headache. He tries to put on a brave face for the concerned young man tending him, but it would be so much easier if he could remember who this man is.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,623 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Aragorn, Faramir - Complete
A Thousand Lutes reviews
In the aftermath of the War of the Ring, a captured Haradri encounters a healer who is more than he appears. A time stamp to "Ransom" featuring Ayman.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,332 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/23/2013 - Complete
A Scion of Eärendil's House reviews
Elladan and Elrohir think it's time their foster brother saw more of the world. Elrond distrusts their motives-and his own.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,248 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/11/2013 - Aragorn, Elrond, Elrohir - Complete
The Cruelest Kindness reviews
When he captures a young raider, Aragorn's concepts of duty and mercy are put to the test. Written for the May Teitho Challenge "Capture." A tale of Thorongil.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,048 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/18/2013 - Published: 6/17/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
The Sound of Laughter reviews
In Rivendell, Estel's life is nearly idyllic. But, the world outside remains dark. When he encounters a wounded and traumatized child, Estel learns the meaning of loss but also the meaning of healing.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,500 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 6/12/2013 - Aragorn, Elrond, Elrohir, Gilraen - Complete
The Wizard and the Goatherd reviews
Chance drove Aragorn to Harad, but desperation drove Gandalf to follow him. A fortuitous meeting on the edge of the Haradwaith. A timestamp to "Ransom."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,505 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Published: 6/3/2013 - Gandalf - Complete
Strangers reviews
For better or for worse, Aragorn left his mark on Harad. A sequel to "Ransom," though it's not necessary to read that story first.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 22,208 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/1/2013 - Published: 5/17/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
The Ragged Edge of Legend reviews
Sauron has fallen, but as he waits for Gandalf's return, Aragorn isn't ready to celebrate.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/10/2013 - Aragorn, Eomer - Complete
To Save or to Salvage reviews
Azzam is determined to save Aragorn-by any means necessary. A timestamp for my fic, "Ransom."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,519 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/6/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
Ransom reviews
As the son of a poor family in Harad, Hakim thought he knew what to expect from life. But, when a stranger stumbles onto his land after escaping the Mountains of Shadow, he and his family see their lives upended.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,713 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/1/2013 - Published: 3/24/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
Talismans reviews
Five years after the battle at Osgiliath, Faramir broods on a promise his brother made. Written for the March Teitho Challenge "Promises."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,736 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/9/2013 - Aragorn, Boromir, Faramir - Complete
And the Darkness Did Not Overcome It reviews
Estel has a nightmare.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,524 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/5/2013 - Aragorn, Elrond - Complete
By Names Unknown reviews
A chance ambush brings back troubling memories. Written for the Teitho Challenge "History Repeating Itself," where it placed first.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,423 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/16/2013 - Aragorn, Elrohir - Complete
Treasures in Old Socks reviews
Aragorn loses an important part of his heritage and Gandalf helps him find it. Written for the Teitho challenge, "Jewels." A Story of Strider.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,457 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Gandalf, Aragorn - Complete
Do No Harm reviews
The story of a mutiny, a medic, and the three patients who stayed with her. Ishay-centric, set during Blood on the Scales.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,411 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Gaeta, Cottle - Complete
The Quiet War reviews
In the wake of his first battle with the Rangers, Aragorn must wage another kind of war. T.A. 2952.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,129 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Aragorn - Complete
Heritage and Horsehair reviews
A young Chieftain contemplates his place among his people.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,281 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 1/25/2013 - Aragorn
The New Kid reviews
When Michael was ordered to bring in a new potential recruit named Nikita, he knew the ex-fil wouldn't be pretty. He just hadn't planned on caring so much.
Nikita - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,513 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/30/2012 - Michael, Nikita - Complete
Beyond the Line reviews
After Felix Gaeta is arrested on the eve of the planned mutiny, the crew of Galactica learns that some things are far beyond the control of any one man. AU after "A Disquiet Follows My Soul."
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,660 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/10/2009 - Published: 7/2/2009 - W. Adama, Gaeta
Dead' Like Me reviews
The day after the events of "Blood on the Scales," the Admiral and the Lieutenant sit down to congratulate themselves on a job well done. This is crack!fic. For gods' sakes, don't take it seriously.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,297 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Published: 2/19/2009 - W. Adama, Gaeta - Complete
Sea Foam, Star Shine reviews
All his life, Elrond has been left behind. Now, it's his time to go. Second place winner in the January Teitho Challenge "Leavetaking."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,182 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2009 - Aragorn, Elrond - Complete
Carry Me Home reviews
Five things Admiral Adama said to Felix Gaeta and one time when he said nothing at all.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,289 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2009 - W. Adama, Gaeta - Complete
While Hope Lasts reviews
With Arathorn dead, Gilraen thought she had nothing left to lose. She was wrong.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,168 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/13/2009 - Published: 1/22/2009 - Complete
Dinner With Ellen reviews
Apollo needs to be rescued. Like, right frakkin' now. Set in season one after "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down."
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,027 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/1/2009 - L. Adama/Apollo, K. Thrace/Starbuck - Complete
The Silver Queen reviews
Estel asks a question that Elrohir doesn't want to answer. 1st place winner in the December Teitho Challenge "Once Upon a Time."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,217 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/16/2009 - Aragorn, Elrohir - Complete
Hands of a Warrior reviews
War is the province of Men." The experience of an original character during the siege of Helm's Deep.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,630 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/7/2009 - Published: 1/5/2009 - Aragorn, Eowyn - Complete
Goldilocks reviews
A fluffy little adventure of Goldilocks Gamgee based on the fairy tale.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,116 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
Flight of Memory reviews
What if they had the power to take it all away? Jarod is captured and the Centre tries to make sure he will never run again.
Pretender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 48,448 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 3/25/2008
Children of Eorl reviews
A LotR fic. A vignette on the strangest thing about Edoras. A tale of Thorongil.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,207 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/10/2008 - Aragorn, Théoden - Complete
Splintered Reflection reviews
A LotR fic. A series of reflections from the lives of Aragorn and Denethor. This has not been betaed, so be kind. Rated for depictions of death and birth. reposted to correct a typo
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,546 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Aragorn, Denethor - Complete
Junk reviews
A short look into Adama's mind as he surveys his old Viper. This is my first Battlestar Galactica fic.
Battlestar Galactica: 2003 - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 934 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/14/2008 - W. Adama, K. Thrace/Starbuck - Complete
Prodigy reviews
The birth of a genius: a prequel story showing Jarod's origins and early life.
Pretender - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,066 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/5/2008 - Published: 3/16/2008 - Complete
Twin Crosses reviews
This drabble is set after "Red Rock Jarod."
Pretender - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/20/2008 - Complete
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